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    Every upgrade project should start with a clear business justification. We have listed below some of the most common

    drivers Oracle EBS Directors report as a justification for an upgrade to Oracle E-Business Suite R12. Of course, not all

    of them will apply to your situation. Choose the ones that apply to your business.

    1. End of Standard Support

    This one is simple. If your release is not supported, you will need to pay more for extended maintenance and you may

    not be able to receive the prompt problem resolution your business requires.

    2. Sooner is Cheaper than Later

    The longer you wait with your upgrade, the more it will cost. Why? Because you will have more customizations to

    upgrade (Part of them are not documented and nobody will remember them) , because some of them will be so old

    that no one will know how they work, because some of the original developers may not be around, and some of them

    no longer support your organizations business processes anymore.

    3. Compliance

    Responding to todays truly globalized business strategies requires the ability to achieve universal compliance, reduce

    IT costs, obtain flexible reporting, and perform efficient integrations. The launch of Oracle EBS R12 includes a host of

    enrichments like an improved intercompany transaction model (AGIS) and significant enhancements to access /

    privileges controls, which will enable enterprises to meet these goals and increase IT efficiency.

    4. Standardization

    If you have a substantial number of custom objects, a good deal of them can probably be replaced by standard Oracle

    R12 functionality that is now available in Oracle E-Business Suite R12. You can use some of the new technology offered

    in R12 (e.g., BI Publisher, Oracle Framework) to improve the functionality and usability of your customizations. This will

    reduce your TCO and increase your flexibility and your users satisfaction.

    5. Shed Redundant Code

    According to our customers experience, on average, 20-50% of custom development is unused. Thats a lot of excess

    weight that you are paying for every day. If you use upgrade simulation tools, they can automatically map your

    customizations and locate unused objects for removal as part of the upgrade project.

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    6. New Functionality

    Oracle EBS R12 provides IT teams with a lot more flexibility in how they can design the companys global structure.

    There are many new options included in R12 that enable IT to more easily set up a truly global business model.

    Specific enhancements in Oracle EBS R12 that provide this ability include: A new ledger architecture for supporting

    legal entity configuration and multi reporting modeling, sub-ledger accounting capabilities for greater control,

    transparency, and auditability, A centralized banking model using a trading community architecture and more.

    7. Robust and Scalable Architecture

    Upgrading can provide advanced database capabilities, better integration, newer extensions and personalization, and

    improved security for enterprise applications.

    8. Increase User Productivity

    Oracle EBS R12 offers an overall improved experience which includes reduced time to complete tasks, screens that can

    be personalized by the end user, reduced pop-ups, less duplicate screens and improved overall visual style and look &

    feel.

    9. Consolidating Instances & Platforms

    If you are running multiple EBS instances, you could consolidate them into a single instance or into a smaller number

    of instances. Upgrading can provide an excellent opportunity to upgrade enterprise applications from a legacy platform

    by utilizing the new integration and administration capabilities.

    10. Easier Maintenance

    Oracle EBS R12 offers improved maintenance procedures such as: Ensuring patch compatibility with your installation

    and automatic incompatibility alerts; Generating custom read me instructions based on customer-specific setup and

    configuration; Leveraging faster programs to analyze patch prerequisites and automatically detecting patches that have

    already been downloaded.

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    Panaya's software-as-a-service helps companies that use SAP or Oracle reduce 80% of their upgrade and testing risk and effort.

    Utilizing a cloud-based supercomputer, Panaya simulates the upcoming upgrade, automatically pinpointing which custom

    programs will break as a result of the upgrade and automatically fixing most of these problems.

    Panayas testing solutions dramatically expedite ERP testing and eliminate the need for manual test script maintenance.

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